Senate to Vote on Outlawing Organic Farming
I received this email and wanted to pass along the information, as it will be voted on in 2 weeks time and is a very scary proposal. This is a dangerous - and stupid - proposal, so I hope people get it together to protest it or block it. Food should not be centralized and made of chemicals.
I still think the whole thing should be turned around: instead of requiring food that is grown organically to be labelled "organic", the government should require that food which is not grown organically be labelled "not organic" or "grown with pesticides and chemicals".
US House and Senate are about (in a week and a half) to vote on bill
that will OUTLAW ORGANIC FARMING (bill HR 875). There is an enormous rush to get this into law within the next 2 weeks before people realize what is happening.
Main backer and lobbyist is Monsanto - chemical and genetic engineering
giant corporation (and Cargill, ADM, and about 35 other related
agri-giants). This bill will require organic farms to use specific
fertilizers and poisonous insect sprays dictated by a newly formed
agency to "make sure there is no danger to the public food supply". This
will include backyard gardens that grow food only for a family and not
If this passes then NO more heirloom clean seeds but only Monsanto
genetically altered seeds that are now showing up with unexpected
diseases in humans.
Here's a link that gives you an idea how this can be happening:
To read the bill, you can go to http://thomas.loc.gov <http://thomas.loc.gov/>
<http://thomas.loc.gov/> and enter HR875 in the search box after
selecting "Bill Number".option under the search box.
For getting the scoop by video, here are a couple more links:
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epXNJNjYBvw&feature=related <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epXNJNjYBvw&feature=related> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeWVkTU1s1E
The name on this outrageous food plan is Food Safety Modernization Act
of 2009 (bill HR 875).
THIS IS REAL, FOLKS! PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL CONCERNED ON YOUR MAILING LISTS & CALL YOUR SENATE REPRESENTETIVES TODAY! Get on that phone and burn up the wires. Get anyone else you can to do the same thing. The House and Senate WILL pass this if they are not massively threatened with loss of their position.... They only fear your voice and your vote.
The best thing to do is go to www.house.gov/writerep <http://www.house.gov/writerep>
<http://www.couchsurfing.com/www.house.gov/writerep> all you have to do is put in your zip and it will give you your congressperson and how to
get in touch with them. When you call their office someone will answer
the phone, just tell them (politely) that you are calling to express
your views on HR 875. Tell them your views, they'll take your name and
address and pass your comments along to the congressperson. The
following link http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm is a
list of the U.S. senators and their contact info.